Alon Zakaim Fine Art

Joseph Csaky

(French, 1888–1971)

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Joseph Csaky

L'Etudiante, 1928

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Born on March 18th, in Szeged, Hungary.
Studies in the superior school of Decorative Arts in Budapest.
Like Archipenko the same year and Brancusi in 1904, Csaky makes the long journey to Paris, walking most of the way. Csaky establishes his residence at La Ruche.
1910 - 1911
Exhibits at Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in Paris. First cubists sculptures : Tête, 1911 - Figure femme debout, 1913.
1914 - 1918
Volunteers in the French Army during the First World War.
Abstract sculptures, composition of columns-cylinders : Cones et sphères, Figure abstraite, Composition cubiste. Influence of Fernand Leger.
1920 - 1923
Contract with Léonce Rosenberg. Exhibition Maîtres du cubisme in 1921 at Rosenberg’s Galeriede l’Effort Moderne with Braque, Picasso, Gris, Leger, Gleizes, Laurens and Mondrian. Exhibition at Salon des Indépendants : Rosenberg sells his work in France and Abroad (famous patron and Couturier Jacques Doucet purchases a very important stone sculpture Femme 1921).Interior designer Marcel Coard acquires small sculptures in bronze and animals in rock crystal. Csaky designs the central panel of a Marcel Coard’s armoire.
Exhibits at Salon des Artistes Décorateurs works on various type of stone : granit, onyx, obsidian.
At the age of 40, half way through his life, he carves his important sculpture Panier sur le bras influenced by Maillol. He turns to a more figurative type of work.
Exhibition with Group of U.A.M. (Union des Artistes Modernes).
Sculpture Adam et Eve.


Exhibition Montparnasse - L’Europe des Artiste, 1915-1945, at Musée Archéologique Régional d’Aoste, in Italy.
1988 - 1989
Exhibition Les années U.A.M. at Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris.
Exhibition Formes Humaines tribute to Csaky at Musée Rodin in Paris.
Exhibition of Joseph Csaky Sculpture at Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles (First show in the United States)
Exhibition Trois sculpteurs des années 30 : Gargallo, Lambert-Rucki, Csaky, at Musée Bourdelle in Paris.
Exhibition of Csaky’s work at Galerie Dépôt 15. Donald Karshan writes the first comprehensive monograph on Csaky.